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As usual, I say something in an interview and of course fans have a problem with it. I don’t know why i continuously feel like I should have to defend myself, but because no one is able read between the lines to understand why I said what i said.. I can’t help but want to try and encourage people…
'Behind the scenes pic at Alt Press in Cleveland with a lovely little pup called Lucy ;)' - Lucy
Things that rule about this picture: I’m outside the shot. Phew!
PROMOTING YOUR BAND
Promotion is a funny thing. Because you can do it with regular frequency and hit up all the right people trying to get your name out there, but none of it will mean anything if the quality of your art is unremarkable.
A band with awesome music who promotes less will receive better QUALITY attention than one who promotes excessively and puts out a less-than-stellar product. The latter band may receive a higher QUANTITY of attention just due to the fact that people like their interactivity, but it won’t mean as much in the long-run.
So, put in the work and practice before focusing too much on promotion. Basically: if you have a well-designed Bandcamp page and the only thing you have to show on it is a rough demo of a cliche song, it’s not going to impress anyone you send it to.
Focus on your art first and create something you’re proud of. The cream always rises to the top. And “the top” doesn’t always mean your number of Facebook likes. :]
Beyond The Zone semi-permanent dye in Crimson Storm. Haha!
I got an internship with Alternative Press to fulfill my final college requirement (it was the only place I applied to and the only place where I had interest in working at all) in summer 2012.
While there, I worked closely with the then-web editor, who switched jobs shortly after my internship. Because they knew my work and knew I was proficient working with the website from my work as an intern, they called me back in as his temporary replacement last fall, and it turned into a full-time job because they like me or something. Haha!
I still am so thankful and shocked that I get to work at my dream job. :’}
As far as what I do… Oh, man… A LOT. My official title is “Web Content Manager,” so pretty much everything you see on AltPress.com (save for small news stories and ad/marketing things) is overseen, directed, approved, scheduled, arranged, etc, by me.
I frequently isolated myself and let my thoughts overpower me. I barely left my dorm until the very end of my junior year. During those first three years, I suffered with insomnia and unrelenting bouts of depression and anxiety.
Still, I liked it. I studied hard and was involved heavily in one organization where I gained a lot of experience. I’ve always been a solitary person, so even the loneliness I experienced wasn’t altogether miserable—it simply allowed me to think more (maybe more than I should have.)
The summer before my senior year, my grandmother passed away, and I coped with it that year by being thoroughly reckless, which turned out to be really fun in the end because I realized I did have loyal friends who were there for me, but it isn’t something I’d necessarily recommend to someone else who is grieving. Heh.
That’s probably more than you were asking for, but I’ve had the chance to go back to campus twice since graduating, and I’ve realized that I’ve left tortured energies scattered all over that place.
HI CASSIEEEEE!! Hope you’re doing well, dear! Feel free to drop in and say hi! This is where I reside, in my little corner crying about youtubers distracting myself from MCR being gone. (Not sure if you follow me, so if you do, holy shit i am so sorry for all the youtuber spam. xD) <3
I do follow you! But I’m rarely on Tumblr anymore, so I never see your posts (or anyone else’s, really. Womp-wah.)
But when I DO, I’m like, “HIIIIII LAURRRIIIEEE!!”
LOL. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaah. I’m kinda on tumblr everyday. wop.
And I’m rarely on Twitter or Facebook or anything else anymore. >_>
But when I check them I see your things! I especially like when I see an article linked from Alt Press and it was YOU who wrote it! Forever proud of you, sweetie!
<3 Thank you so much!